Climbing an actual mountain involves many hazards, including freezing temperatures, unstable terrain, and having to head-butt a succession of territorial goats to reach the summit. Use your head for strategy instead with today's Groupon to Elite Climbing in Maple Shade. Choose between the following options:
- For $45, you get a beginner's climbing package (up to a $35 value) and a one-month membership (up to a $60 value) for one person (up to a $95 total value).
- For $80, you get a beginner's climbing package (up to a $70 value) and a one-month membership for two people (up to a $120 value; up to a $190 total value).
Each beginner's package includes:
- One-day admission pass
- Full gear rental
- Belay lesson
The virtuosos of verticality at Elite Climbing demonstrate safe climbing basics on challenging courses. After suiting up in climbing shoes and a harness, students tackle rope safety, proper belaying techniques, and how to tactfully bribe climbing guides to hoist them all the way to the top. Once indoctrinated, height-seekers have a full month to practice their skills across the gym's 17 rope stations and more than 120 climbing sequences at a variety of angles. Two bouldering courses send scramblers on ropeless, low-altitude climbs for those who wish to more flagrantly tempt Gravitos, the vengeful god of gravity. After the initial lesson, all climbers must provide their own equipment or obtain rentals ($8 for shoes and harness).
What might look like walls dotted with large wads of bubblegum to beginners, soon transforms into a network of pathways after students complete indoor rock climbing courses at Elite Climbing. The experienced staff are always onsite to lend a hand, even outside of class time, and demonstrate a sport that requires both physical and mental agility. With bouldering and top roping walls, both amateur and expert climbers can find an adequate challenge as they master 120 climbing routes from 19 stations. Kids can also get in on the action, during classes and summer camps that keep them from getting grounded for rappelling off the neighbor's roof.